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George Washington and John F. Kennedy Documents Going Up for Auction

Pages Of President George Washington's First Inaugural Address On In U.S. Capitol Building
Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images A detail photograph of President George Washington's signature from the last page of his inaugural address that is on exhibit at the National Archives in Washington, DC., on Jan. 15, 2013.

Washington's inaugural address draft could sell for $150,000

(NEW YORK) — John F. Kennedy’s notes for a 1960 campaign speech and a fragment of George Washington’s draft of his first inaugural address are among presidential documents going to auction.

The sale by Lion Heart Autographs will be Oct. 26 in New York.

JFK’s notes reference his famous campaign slogan “The New Frontier.” The document could sell for up to $3,500.

Washington’s handwritten speech fragment could sell for up to $150,000.

Also being offered is the front page of The New York Times from Sept. 12, 2001. It’s signed by five U.S. presidents who were attending a service for 9/11 victims in Washington. The headline above a photo of the burning towers reads: “U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror.” Its presale estimate is $6,000 to $8,000.

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